Alaskan Forgewood Arrows

Forgewood is the registered trade name of all compressed wood shafts and arrows made by a unique process that was developed in 1947 by Bill Sweetland. Using much ot the original equipment, Forgewood technology is now being used here in Alaska.

Forgewood shafts are made by compressing softwood, e.g. Mountain Hemlock, Sitka Spruce, etc. under controlled conditions. The density tapers from 3 times greater at the tip of the shaft to 1.8 times greater at the nock end. This produces a very slender 5/16 parallel shaft with very high cross sectional density, low wind resistance and amazing durability. Forgewoods have always been noted for extreme penetration and deadliness in hunting.

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